What is the drying time needed for the joint compound in the complete wall repair kit?
Most repairs take 2 to 3 coats of compound to complete. The first coat embeds the tape or repair patch, the second coats blends and fills around the repaired area, and the finish coat is just a thin coat that completes the blending in of the repair. The compound in the repair kit is an air drying compound so it will typically take about 24 hours to dry. Thinner or thicker coats of compound drying times will differ. Just a side note: make sure the compound is completely dry before decorating. Always follow the joint compound manffacturer's instructions for recommended drying times.